Camp Coppinger (2)

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Camp Coppinger (2) (1925-1925) - A Interwar Period Oklahoma National Guard Camp established in 1925 within Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma. Named Camp Coppinger after 2nd Lt. Harry M. Coppinger who was killed in action during World War I. The camp was abandoned at the end of the two-week training period in 1925.

Fort Sill National Guard Area in August 1929.


A temporary Oklahoma National Guard training camp was established on the Fort Sill reservation on 2 Aug 1925 and abandoned on 17 Aug 1925. Major General Baird H. Markham was the Camp commander.

The Guard assembled some 5,500 Oklahoma guardsmen ranging from WWI veterans to new recruits and managed to house, outfit, train, and pay the troops at the two-week camp.

This same campground was used for annual encampments for several years but was renamed yearly for a different Oklahoma soldier killed in combat.

The Camp was abandoned at the end of the two-week training period on 17 Aug 1925 as most troops departed by special trains.

Current Status

The camp area was located south of the present-day BX and Commissary across Macomb Road and across the railroad tracks. No visible remains.

Location: Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma.

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Lat: 34.66887 Long: -98.40792

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  • Elevation: 1,135'

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